Reni, Guido (1757-1642), after: Cleopatra with Asp, (from original, c. 1628). Mezzotint engraving by Pinx, H.C. Shenton and finished by H. Bourne

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Date of Printing: c. 1830 • Medium: Mezzotint • Subject Category: Social & Historical Settings • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Baroque (1600 - 1699) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 24.9 x 20 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 37 x 26.5 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: Limited Edition • Paper Type: Unbleached Cotton Rag • Framed: Print only

This is an exceptionally beautiful, in near mint-condition mezzotint print revealing lush blacks and textures distinctive to this print technique. Pinx has recreated Guido Reni's famous original painting in oil. Title at the bottom reads "THE DEATH OF CLEOPATRA (Antony and Cleopatra)." Printed on heavy cotton rag, this print is a beautiful example of the mezzotint style. There is slight age foxing around the corners, only at the furthest edges and is hardly noticeable (not noticable if matted).